In the ‘shouldn’t read the paper on vacation’ section of the blog…
A year and a bit ago, in one of Premier Christy Clark’s first moves she fired Gordon Campbell’s Chief of Staff Paul Taylor.
Taylor hadn’t even completed five months in the job, having replaced the notorious Martyn Brown just a few weeks before Campbell announced his own resignation.
Taylor’s five months cost taxpayers $118,000 in severance or about $25,000 per month employed. Nice ‘not work’ if you can get it.
Yesterday, in the midst of the summer doldrums, Clark rehired Taylor to chair ICBC. According to the news release, “Taylor has requested that he not be paid for his work as ICBC chair ‘as part of his commitment to community volunteer service’.
Shouldn’t that read “as part of his commitment to already stuffing his pockets with public money”? And is this part of the rehiring the Campbell government rejects job program? Move over Mike Morton. Canadian patronage starts here.
In case you’re worried, Taylor’s expenses will be paid by our insurance rates.